Last updated on: 9/5/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

David Tilman, PhD Biography

Title:
Regent's Professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in Ecology at the University of Minnesota at St. Paul
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The world’s energy and climate problems are likely to be solved only by a combination of approaches and technologies, including wind and solar energy, increased energy efficiency, and renewable biofuels.”

Cowritten with J. Hill and C. Lehman, “Response to Comment on ‘Carbon-Negative Biofuels from Low-Input High-Diversity Grassland Biomass,” Science, June 15, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Regents Professor, University of Minnesota at St. Paul, 2002-present
  • McKnight Presidential Chair in Ecology, University of Minnesota at St. Paul, 2001-present
  • Director, Cedar Creek Natural History Area, 1992-present
  • Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • Member, Editorial Board, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2002-2004
  • Founding Editor, Issues in Ecology, 1994-2004
  • Fellow, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, 2001
  • Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota at St. Paul, 1996-2001
  • Senior Visiting Fellow, Princeton University, 2000
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 2000
  • Member, Editorial Board, Science, 1996-1999
  • Pew Scholar, Conservation Biology, 1995-1998
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1984-1985
  • Professor, University of Minnesota at St. Paul, 1976-1996
Education:
  • PhD, Zoology, University of Michigan, 1976
  • BS, Zoology, University of Michigan, 1971
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Ethanol Generate More Energy Than the Amount Needed to Produce It?